Fascinated students gathered on July 2nd to learn the secret behind creating a solar generator! Our fantastic educator, Joe Chavez, led his students to discover the beauty behind these nifty gadgets. This workshop taught adults the many benefits of photovoltaic (pv) solar generators and how they can be used as a back-up power supply and for mobile electricity access. This event was part of the Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Green Series.
The workshop opened with a slideshow on the history of Solar One, the Solar Sandy Project, Solarize Brooklyn, and an overview of the necessary components of a stand-alone photovolatic (solar) generator system. The computer and projector for the workshop were even powered by Solar One’s mobile solar generator. This same generator was used in Sandy relief in the Rockaways along with the larger mobile generators from Consolidated Solar.
STRIVE International is one of the city’s most respected workforce agencies, working since 1984 to “provide services to New Yorkers from all boroughs and of all ages, backgrounds, and needs. Services include employment, fatherhoodand youth programs – all focused on the mission to help individuals acquire the skills and attitudes they need to overcome challenging circumstances, find sustained employment, and become valuable contributors to their families, employers and communities.”
Meet some STRIVE trainees and learn about their experience working with Solar One!
How can smart co-ops and condos turn pressure to “go green” into an opportunity to cut costs and comply with new codes?
This two-hour workshop, sponsored by the Council of New York Cooperatives and Condominiums (CNYC) and Solar One, an independent contractor to NYSERDA, will present cost-effective ways to reduce energy expenses and have a healthier, greener building; details on the NYSERDA Multifamily Performance Program for energy efficiency retrofits and financing; an overview of new green laws and code changes; the conversion from No. 6 to No. 2 heating oil; and strategies for engaging owners in the greening process. Pre-registration is required due to limited space.